Wednesday, June 28, 2006

ACI's "Short Summary" of the Canterbury Statement

At a glance:

Shorter Summary

Commitment to the Communion’s teaching, on the basis of Scriptural and historic teaching reached in common council.

Recognition of the unacceptability, in communion terms, of TEC’s decisions and actions over the past 3 years.

Recognition of the inevitability of fracture this has caused.

Commitment to strengthening the doctrinal and disciplinary unity of the Communion through a Covenant.

Recognition that this will involve some Anglican churches “opting” for or against membership in the Communion.

Recognition that this may involve separations among and within churches.

Commitment to a “collegial and collaborative” decision-making process that itself marks the nature of communion.

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